The Context Podcast

Every two weeks, Alex Lovit interviews scholars, politicians, journalists, public servants and more about how history, trends, and ideas shape democracy in the United States and around the world.
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The Context is a podcast from the Charles F. Kettering Foundation, about the history, trends, and ideas shaping democracy in the United States and around the world. Every episode, host Alex Lovit, a Senior Program Officer and Historian with the foundation, interviews someone who has seen it all – scholars, politicians, journalists, and public servants. We’ll get their take on how we got to where we are, and what they’ve seen through their experience, not only watching the news unfold, but sometimes even being the news itself.

In these conversations, we’ll talk about things like inclusive democracy, citizen engagement, government accountability, and the threat of authoritarianism. Every question has its reason, and every answer has its context.

Find new episodes Tuesday, every other week.